Hunter Fact Sheet
The Maytown Pheasant Habitat Area is located in Lee County, approximately 13
miles south of Dixon, Il. Take Il. Route 26 to Maytown Road - go 3 miles east
on Maytown Road to Carter Road - go 3/4 miles south on Carter Road - entrance
is on the east side of Carter, just north of Todd Road
THE AREA: The area consists of approximately 160 acres. It is a
mixture of various cool season grasses and legumes, warm season grasses, shrub
plantings, old field, creek bottoms, food plots, and some wooded areas. This
area was purchased in 1999 with proceeds from the Illinois State Pheasant Fund.
Lee County Pheasants Forever also assisted with providing funds for habitat
establishment on this site.
Quail, Rabbit, Hungarian Patridge
3, 4, 6, 7
found in the Illinois Wildlife code, Federal Regulations, and Administrative
Rules will apply unless area regulations are more restrictive.
- No more that 4 hunters
at any one time. All hunters must sign in, sign out and report harvest at
the registration box in the site parking lot.
- All hunting must be
with shotgun or bow and arrow (for pheasant, rabbit, quail & partridge
hunting: flu - flu arrows only and no broadheads).
- Hunters must wear a
cap and upper outer garment of solid blaze orange of at least 400 square inches.
- Each permit holder must
complete and return a hunter harvest survey report to the Department of Natural
Resources by February 15, 2013. Failure to submit the report will result in
loss of hunting privileges on all pheasant habitat areas for the following
- 2012 Free Permit Hunting
Dates: November 3, 4, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28.. December 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23
- Hunting by permit only.
Special permits are allocated by the Department of Natural Resources - Springfield
Permit Office. Dates to submit permit applications for the drawing will be
publicly announced. Further information can be found in the Illinois Hunting
Digest or by contacting 217/782-6384. One permit will be issued for each hunting
date listed below; each permit holder may be accompanied by 3 hunting partners,
allowing for a maximum of 4 hunters per day.
- Further restrictions
may exist. See regulations posted at the site before hunting.
IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL:
- To park anywhere on
the site except in the designated parking lots or for unauthorized vehicles
to enter upon any trail.
- To hunt in any area
not designated as being open to hunting or to hunt off IDNR property.
- To engage in "driving"
deer for the purpose of hunting on any IDNR site.
- To construct or to use
any type of tree stand, screw-in steps, spikes, cleats, ladder, climbing aids,
etc. using nails, screws, wire, or any device which pierces or cuts the bark
of any tree. Stands must be portable and must be removed from the site at
the end of each day’s hunt. Only one stand per person is allowed.
- For any person to consume
any alcoholic beverage or illegal drugs or to be under the influence of alcohol
or illegal drugs while on the area for the purpose of hunting.
For further information
contact: Green River State Wildlife Area, 375 Game Road, Harmon, Il.
61042 (815) 379-2324
Equal opportunity to participate
in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those
funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available
to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, disability, age, religion
or other non-merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against,
contact the funding source's civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment
Opportunity Officer, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1277;
217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175